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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Fuel Oil Barge (Self-propelled):
  • Built by Abdela & Mitchell, Queensferry, Scotland (YN 461)
  • Launched, 21 July 1921
  • Completed for Eagle Oil Tranportation Co., Ltd., Pernambuco, Brasil, as tanker Aurora, October 1921
  • Sold to Compañía Anglo-Mexicana de Navegación Ltda, Havana, Cuba, 1924
  • Registered to Compañía Anglo-Cubana de Navegación S. A., Havana, 1928
  • Sold to Anglo-Mexican Petroleum Co. Ltd., Rio de Janeiro, 1934
  • Sold to Compañía de Navegación Shell-Mex do Brasil Ltda., Rio de Janeiro, 1935
  • Sold to Compañía de Comercio e Navegaçao Ltda. (CCN), Rio de Janeiro, 1941
  • Acquired by the US Navy at Rio, 26 July 1942
  • Refitted for naval service at Recife
  • Placed in service as YO-138, 09 August 1942
  • Operated in Brazilian waters with Fourth Fleet as part of Task Force 23
  • Placed out of service, 25 June 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • To FLC (Foreign Liquidation Commission) for disposal, May 1946
  • Converted to cargo vessel and registered to Empreza de Navegaçao Cailler Ltda., Paranagua, Brasil, as Tauete II, 1955
  • Final disposition, deleted from Lloyd's as existence in doubt, 1999
    Displacement 330 tons displacement, 423 gross tons
    Length 140' 6"
    Beam 27' 6"
    Draft unknown
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Armament unknown
    one compound 2-cylinder steam engine (15.5"-32" x 24")
    single propeller, 250shp
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    Commercial Service
    2067k General arrangement drawing of Aurora as designed, 1921.
    Lloyds Register Foundation LRF-PUN-013240-013244-0031-P
    Dave Wright
    68k YO-138 anchored in a Brazilian port, circa 1943-1944. Capt. Ozires Moraes

    There is no DANFS history record for YO-138 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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